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17th Aug 2008

Honeydew Syndrome

Rating: ♦♦♦♦♦

I have loved this comic ever since someone on my friends list was pimping it out. Yes, the sweeping generalizations of high school cliques may be painted with a very broad brush, but there’s enough truth in it to have it strike home and have some of the interactions between the characters be painfully honest and awkward. Add to that mix some well done illustrations, and you’ve got something that’s really special.

Metis looks like your stereotypical emo kid. Just don’t ever call him that to his face. He’s been paired up with Josh, the quarterback for the football team, to write a paper for their English class. This is all well and good, aside from the fact that Josh punched Metis’ lights out after Metis happened to witness Josh getting dumped. So, Metis is going into this thinking that at any second he’s going to get his face rearranged.

Of course, it turns out that the punch, while intended, wasn’t for the reason that Metis thought it was, and he and Josh get along fairly well together. They drift apart, only to come back together over a shared love of Batman in a rooftop conversation, when Josh invites Metis to a party.

Metis, having somewhat of a brain in his head, brings along another friend for backup. After all, you can’t be the only emo kid at a jock party. A playful kiss between Metis and his friend, sends Josh into a violent fit, knocking said friend into a wall. Metis thinks it’s because Josh likes the friend, but, no; it’s because Josh likes Metis.

I’m showing my age here, but this release brought home everything I like in a John Hughes movie and put it into print form, with two boys. (For those of you who are not quite as ancient as I am, those include Pretty In Pink and The Breakfast Club. Go and watch them.) I read this and I just find myself grinning over how sweet, well done and funny this release is. This one should definitly be on your ‘must buy’ list!

Posted by Cynthia | Posted in ♦♦♦♦♦, Autobrig, Honeydew Syndrome | 1 Comment »